Saturday, March 06, 2010

The Bridge on Highway 9 (Roswell Road) - WasThe Old Covered Bridge

Look up to see the eight arch span of the old two-lane concrete bridge that opened in 1925 as part of the sixteen mile "Roosevelt Boulevard" (Georgia Highway 9) to Atlanta, named in memory of President Theodore Roosevelt who visited his mother's childhood home, Roswell's Bulloch Hall, in 1905. Prior to construction of the concrete bridge, a wooden covered bridge spanned the Chattahoochee River more than 70 years. John (Jehu) Hawery Wing built the first one during the 1850s. It was burned by a Confederate battalion leaving Roswell during the Civil War. Charles Dunwody built the second covered bridge (pictured here) in 1869. The toll for crossing was twenty five cents. The building on the left was a mill commissary. The two story buildings on the left was a boarding house. The 1925 concrete bridge was widened to four lanes in 1965, and later named the Archie Lindsey Bridge, in honor of the longtime Fulton County Commissioner. 


Today, this bridge is the one on Highway 9 or Roswell Rd, that connects Sandy Spring, GA and Roswell, GA - over the Chattahoochee River.

1 comment:

Cria said...

Impecáveis as fotos ! Parabéns pelo extremo bom gosto ! Beijo.